The Gotta Have Rock and Roll Pop Culture Auction April 2021
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King Curtis original Jack Robinson special edition gelatin silver photograph. This photograph was taken at the Soul Together Concert at Madison Square Garden in June 1968. All proceeds from the concert went to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Fund. Curtis Montgomery (1934-1971) was extraordinarily talented session musician, band leader and record producer who played Rock and Roll, R&B, jazz, He and his band the King Pins backed Aretha Franklin and played on some of the most iconic songs of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s including Yakety Yak by the Coaster, Respect by Aretha Franklin, his own Memphis Soul Stew and Joe South’s “Games People Play for which he won a Grammy in 1970. He and his band The King Pins opened for the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965. He was killed during an argument outside his apartment in Harlem with a pair of drug dealers while attempting to carry an air conditioner up to his apartment. He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 6, 2000.

The photograph was hand-printed from Jack Robinson’s original negative in 2000 at the Jack Robinson Archive and Gallery darkroom in Memphis, TN and is hand-stamped on the verso. Measures 20 x 24. Very good condition. Comes with an embossed and stamped first edition book on Jack Robinson published in 2011 by Palazzo Editions in England. Also comes with a Gotta Have Rock & Roll Certificate of Authenticity.
King Curtis Original Jack Robinson Special Edition 20 x 24 Silver Gelatin Print Photograph
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Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200
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Auction closed on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
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